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The body of knowledge in most medical specialties is rapidly expanding, making it virtually impossible to follow all advances in clinical and basic sciences that are relevant to a given field. This is particularly true in pediatric endocrinology, at the cross-road of pediatrics, endocrinology, development and genetics. [lire la suite]
Cultural Psychiatry with emphases on its impact on etio-pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical practice, preventive and research activities are topics discussed in this publication which give readers a general conceptuel perspective of this field.
Cultural aspects of psychiatric diagnosis in DSM-5 in particular and the current statue of Cultural Psychiatry in European countries are discussed. [lire la suite]
This publication, a conjoint effort by ocular oncologists and radiation oncologists, comprises ten chapters covering basic and advanced radiation therapy techniques followed by specific indications by location (uveal, retinal, orbital tumors, eyelid and conjunctival tumors) and complications of radiation therapy. [lire la suite]
Nutrition is one of the key factors that modulate exercise performance. In this book, a group of expert scientiste discuss the ergogenic properties of varions nutritional interventions and present research to show that dietary stratégies can be applied to extend the limite of human endurance; louver thé risk of illness or injury, and speed recovery rates. [lire la suite]
Growth and nutrition during the fetal period and the first 24 months after birth are important determinants of development in early childhood. Optimal nutrition and health care of both the mother and infant during these first 1000 days of an infant's life are closely linked to growth, learning potential and neurodevelopment, in turn affecting long-term outcomes. [lire la suite]
After decades of focusing on how to alleviate and prevent recurrence of acute CNS injuries, the emphasis has finally shifted towards repairing such devastating events and rehabilitation. [lire la suite]
With the mass-marketed introduction of fluoride in toothpaste in the 1950s, toothbrushing with paste became indispensable for good oral health. Both the industry and the dental profession had a shared interest in advocating the widespread correct use of good quality toothpaste.
This publication starts with a general introduction on the purpose, history and composition of toothpaste. [lire la suite]
Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular bacteria that cause one of the mont common sexually transmitted infectious diseases in the world. The infection disproportionately impacts women and the highest prevalence of infection is found in adolescents. Most chlamydial infections are asymptomatic. [lire la suite]
Light therapy' is established worldwide as the treatment of choice for seasonal affective disorder.
It is also successfuly used in nonseasonal depression, as well as for many other psychiatric and neurologic illnesses, and in sleep medicine. ?Wake therapy' is the fastest antidepressant known. [lire la suite]
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an established risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Stroke, on the other hand, is not only a major player in cardiovascular disease, but it also has strong two-way relationships with CKD.
Moreover, subclinical cerebral abnormalities are also associated with CKD. [lire la suite]
This publication presents currently available evidence about the extent to which dermatological diseases may, through their own nature as well as a multitude of comorbidities and their important interactions with social life, impair the life course of patients. [lire la suite]
Our microflora is an individuel persona) feature, providing a distinct tag to individuels.
However, our intestinal microbiome is strongly affected by genetic, nutritional, and other externat factors, and evolves with age. An effect of different microbial patterns on health appears vert' likely as there seem to be specific changes of intestinal microflora associated with varions diseases. [lire la suite]
The enormous progress made during the lest decade has resulted in a better conceptuel understanding of minera) ion metabolism in general. With regard to chronic kidney disease, the two mort affected nutrients are phosphate and vitamin D. [lire la suite]
The ghrelin story started more than 30 years ago with the discovery of synthetic GH secretagogues.
Only in 1999 was ghrelin, a natural GH-releasing peptide, discovered. Ghrelin, however, is much more than simply a natural GH secretagogue. In fact, this hormone is one of the most important factors known for regulating appetite and energy expenditure. [lire la suite]
Regular training and adequate nutrition are key factors in modulating exercise performance:
Optimal performance requires a healthy diet adapted to the specific demands of the individuel athlete's training and competition. Research has shown an impact of dietary intervention on the modulation of the skeletal muscle adaptive response to prolonged exercise training. [lire la suite]
Due to the complex anatomical structure of the temporal bone, imaging diagnosis requires a very high degree of expertise.
This atlas is not only helpful to assess pediatric ear disorders accurately, but also provides a treasure troue to experts. It consists of a pediatric temporal bone imaging atlas followed by case reports of typical pediatric ear diseases. [lire la suite]
Classical and modern literature is full of patients with interesting neurological, cognitive, or psychiatric diseases, often including detailed and accurate descriptions, which suggests the authors moere inspired by observations of real people. In many cases these literary portrayals of diseases even predate their forma) identification by medical science. [lire la suite]
An innovative and integrative avenue toward understanding and treating mental health disorders Psychoimmunology is a rapidly maturing area of scientific endeavor that provides a compelling integrative link between the immune system and its response to stress and psychiatric illness.
Stress initiates pathological changes by activating the immune and endocrine systems. [lire la suite]
Comprehensive overview on the psychological sequelae of violence against women worldwide
Violence against women is a global problem that includes domestic violence, sexual abuse of girls and women, trafficking of women, violence in humanitarian crisis settings, violence against female ... [lire la suite]
Providing an overview of the most recent advances and breakthrough developments
Over recent years, impressive advances in genetic/epigenetic technology have greatly improved the understanding of the pathogenesis of pediatric endocrine diseases due to hormone resistance and hypersensitivity. [lire la suite]
Outlining the complex interaction between the two phenomena
Cancer is clearly an age-related disease. Recent research in both aging and cancer has demonstrated the complex interaction between the two phenomena. This affects a wide spectrum of research and practice, anywhere from basic research to health care organization. [lire la suite]
New insights into concepts and practices of translational medicine
This book is the first to provide an aerial view, as well as detailed information, on ?how' activities in translational medicine are under development in countries such as the USA, China, the UK, and Taiwan. Institutions in each country are training investigators to work as sophisticated interdisciplinary teams. [lire la suite]
Clinical outcomes of brain vascular malformation have been greatly improved by advances in microsurgery, endovascular techniques and stereotactic radiosurgery. Radiosurgery has proven to be the least invasive technique and is associated with documented long-term success. [lire la suite]
Written by international leading experts in the field of skull base surgery, this publication provides a comprehensive description of both the etiology and management of defects arising in the anterior skull base. [lire la suite]
This publication extends the now classic system of human cytogenetic nomenclature prepared by an expert committee and published in collaboration with .Cytogenetic and Genome Research' since 1963.
Revised and finalized by the ISCN Committee and its advisors at a meeting in Seattle, Wash., in April 2012, the ISCN 2013 updates, revises and incorporates all previous human cytogenetic [...] [lire la suite]
Comprehensive update on developmental aspects of growth
In the last few years, rapid progress has taken place in our understanding of the developmental biology of GH secretion and the pivotal role it plays in growth. This book keeps the reader updated on the most important developmental aspects and influences leading to changes in terms of clinical views. [lire la suite]
Adult stem cells are present in most postnatal tissues of mammals.
Tissues with high rates of cell turnover depend on the functional capacity of stem cells for lifelong maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Adult stem cells are also required for the regeneration of tissues in response to injury as in, for exemple, the regeneration of skeletal muscle. [lire la suite]